General discussions about Automagic and automation in general

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Re: Geofencing

Post by teiji » 01 Dec 2018 22:47

Scott12 wrote:@hoods, it's a bit complicated, because I have half a dozen flows, plus others that they call, but I'll give a summary here of what I'm using currently (it's been simplified somewhat since my 1st post here). I have a Samsung SmartThings system at home, and I update my "presence" for that with this process. If you want more detail on the SmartThings steps, let me know & I'll flesh those out a bit more.
So the idea is, I consider myself home if EITHER my WiFi connects, OR I'm within 120m of home. I consider myself departed only when my WiFi is disconnected AND I'm more than 400m from home. I don't want my presence to bounce if my WiFi cuts out for a minute or my phone's GPS freaks out (which happens from time to time). I don't have this controlling access (door locks etc.) yet - when I get a connected lock (which is on my shopping list :D), I may have to adjust a bit.
Thanks for this. I've used your method for several days and it's very reliable.

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Re: Geofencing

Post by johnwhick348 » 20 Mar 2019 06:26

But I think Geofencing is a service that triggers an action when a device enters a set location

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Re: Geofencing

Post by fytos » 29 May 2019 22:48

For Wifis if I go away from the wifi (office) it waits for 60 seconds, turns wifi off and asks me if I want the wifi. If I say yes it turns it on and connects to the strongest signal (I have 3 Wifis with no bridge so different information). If I say no or nothing it keeps it off.
I'm thinking of rooting my Note 8 soon so the phone and automagic has no restrictions and can turn data on when away from Wifis.
For Geofencing you can use WiFi, phone signal leaving the specific details (disconnect from specific towers), Bluetooth and map.

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